(Bel"tein Bel"tin) n. See Beltane.
(Belt"ing) n. The material of which belts for machinery are made; also, belts, taken collectively.
(Be*lu"ga) n. [Russ. bieluga a sort of large sturgeon, prop. white fish, fr. bieluii white.] (Zoöl.)
A cetacean allied to the dolphins.
The northern beluga (Delphinapterus catodon) is the white whale and white fish of the whalers. It grows
to be from twelve to eighteen feet long.
(Be*lute") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Beluting.] [Pref. be- + L. lutum mud.]
To bespatter, as with mud. [R.] Sterne.
(Bel`ve*dere") n. [It., fr. bello, bel, beautiful + vedere to see.] (Arch.) A small building, or
a part of a building, more or less open, constructed in a place commanding a fine prospect.
(||Bel"ze*buth) n. [From Beelzebub.] (Zoöl.) A spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth) of Brazil.
(||Be"ma) n. [Gr. step, platform.]
1. (Gr. Antiq.) A platform from which speakers addressed an assembly. Mitford.
2. (Arch.) (a) That part of an early Christian church which was reserved for the higher clergy; the
inner or eastern part of the chancel. (b) Erroneously: A pulpit.
(Be*mad") v. t. To make mad. [Obs.] Fuller.
(Be*man"gle) v. t. To mangle; to tear asunder. [R.] Beaumont.
(Be*mask") v. t. To mask; to conceal.
(Be*mas"ter) v. t. To master thoroughly.